As a one time child runaway and orphan living a dead end path in South Korea until the age of 8 1/2 years old to that of a life of possibility and opportunity after being adopted into a loving "United Nations" of a mixed family, I've chosen to spend my career exploring the theme of deep human interconnectedness and the work of justice through the use of visual stories. As such, I'm a editorial / documentary photographer. I'm passionate about the process of putting a camera up to my eyes and making pictures, but more than that I'm passionate about telling stories and about the people living those stories. Stories are revealed in both likely and less likely ways so as a documentary photographer I must be careful to actively listen as well as to see with both camera and with the heart.
Sometimes stories are unearthed behind our intense and quiet kind of gaze or written on our weathered and long journeyed hands. I'm sensitive to these kinds of subtleties and nuances and patient enough to allow these stories to fully breath from those who own and live them. I count it a privilege to be given the gift of intimate access into the lives of many people. I'm grateful for this and feel a deep sense of responsibility to the preservation of their humanity and in honestly telling their stories with as much empathy, and thoughtfulness, and dignity for them as humanly possible.
On a more practical level, I have extensive international and domestic experience and excel working autonomously in the field as well as collaboratively with others to tell the best stories we can together. I'm slow to talk, eager to listen (and not merely hear), introspective and intentional in my thinking, decisions, and movements. I would love to listen to you tell me about the stories you need telling. I'm available for assignments anywhere in the world.